Orpheus and St. George


Hey all!

So I had originally planned to have these two out in October.  Let me tell you a story.

It’s a story about how the best laid plans can go all wrong.  And oh how wrong they went.

The short story is that we had a lot of trouble getting these guys through production. The normal turn around time is one month, however, there were mold problems, a head melted on the way to the casting studio, and all kinds of other shenanigans that I hope never happen again.  Meanwhile back stateside, the lid to my pressure pot broke(the handle actually) and had to go in for repairs.  :/  And some internet harassment, recasting emergencies, and classes I’m taking for my day job(that I had committed to before all this happened).

If I knew it was going to take this long, I’d have scheduled all this very differently!

As is, I’m going to still HOPE to have these two ready for pre-order by Christmas.

The next mini-machina release, however, is going to be pushed back to February.  Besides the reasoning that I can’t handle doing two orders at once, I am still working on a new head!  I have two I’ve done and are in non-pressurized molds now to do test casts and test face-ups.  I’ve also got the cat ears, which will replace the helmet, curing on my desk right now!

So that’s where things stand now!  The next Mini will be either pink or gray and she’ll run the same $325 as the previous run.

I’ll update here when I get the samples of the boys in!  I am so sorry for how long this has taken and I hope there’s still interest in them when they come out!


  1. ID Locke says:

    Thank you for letting us know what’s going on with these guys. I’m still in for them and can’t wait for the pre-order to open up. Sounds like you had a real time and a half and I hope that everything settles down for you.

  2. Natalie says:

    Oooh gosh–sounds like you had a crazy fall. Hope things get better!

  3. Kellendraysia says:

    That is one crazy story! Seriously things will look up for you right! I still can’t wait for the pre-order! They are so handsome!!

  4. Skye says:

    I just found your site a couple weeks ago and I absolutely love your dolls! I am definitely interested in getting one of your boys from this upcoming round.

    Just thought I’d chime that in. Going to go back to fawning over the pictures now. Sorry you’ve had difficulties and I hope everything goes smoothly from now on out!

  5. Kaji says:

    Oooooh can’t wait! So sorry it’s been rough for you and you had to deal with all that! Ugh! I’m still in for one, hoping for St. George in grey- can’t wait!

  6. Alix says:

    Any updates on the mini machs yet? I’m so eager to get another one!

    • Tantan says:

      They said they’d have pictures of the new head masters next week. :{ So it’s turning into another of those things where it’s a lot later than they originally projected. I’m so sorry!

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